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Welcome to the information crisis

SAN DIEGO -- These days, when friends ask how I'm doing, I give them an honest answer. I say, "I'm struggling."

You see, my profession is driving me crazy. I have a job that requires me to stay on top of current events and follow every bounce of the daily news cycle. Switching between CNN and Fox News is like visiting different planets. Between...Read more

Federal power spins its ever-growing web

From the Right / George Will /

WASHINGTON -- A blind spider creeping through America's judicial thicket might be heading to the Supreme Court, which will have to decide if the contentment or even the survival of the Bone Cave Harvestman spider species, which lives only in two central Texas counties, is any of the federal government's business. If it is, what isn't?

The U.S. ...Read more

Liberal media takes out a 'hit' on Tim Allen

In January, ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey told a Television Critics Association session in Hollywood that she wanted to retool ABC programming to include more shows for Trump-voting segments of the population: men, rural America and working-class families.

"If we're talking about diversity and inclusion, I want to make sure we're ...Read more

Liberal anger games are driven only by ratings

From the Right / Mona Charen /

"Hate is a more powerful motivator than love." According to the new Netflix documentary "Get Me Roger Stone," that is one of the "rules" the self-described Republican "agent provocateur" has lived by. Stone, of course, is a showman. The "evil political operator" pose is to some degree an artifice -- a brand he's selling. Still, his style of ...Read more

Rosenstein joins the posse

From the Right / Patrick Buchanan /

"With the stroke of a pen, Rod Rosenstein redeemed his reputation," writes Dana Milbank of The Washington Post.

What had Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein done to be welcomed home by the Post like the prodigal son?

Without consulting the White House, he sandbagged President Trump, naming a special counsel to take over the investigation of the...Read more

The guardrails can't contain Trump

WASHINGTON -- The pleasant surprise of the First 100 Days is over. The action was hectic, heated, often confused, but well within the bounds of normalcy. Policy (e.g., health care) was being hashed out, a Supreme Court nominee confirmed, foreign policy challenges (e.g. North Korea) addressed.

Donald Trump's character -- volatile, impulsive, ...Read more

The demotic politics of Theresa May -- and Donald Trump

From the Right / Michael Barone /

DURHAM, England -- When I first visited England to cover a British election 20 years ago this month, there were striking similarities between British and American politics.

In Britain, Tony Blair's Labour Party was about to sweep to a landslide victory after 18 years of Conservative Party government, promising a third way between the free ...Read more

Big hack attack and the NHS

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

GLASGOW, Scotland -- The ransomware cyberattack that wormed its way into at least 74 countries recently exposed new vulnerabilities in the UK's National Health Service (NHS), as if it weren't vulnerable enough.

Hospital systems in ...Read more

'Baumol's disease' explains flagging productivity

From the Right / George Will /

WASHINGTON -- Although William J. Baumol, who recently died at 95, was not widely known beyond the ranks of economists, all Americans are living with, and policymakers are struggling with, "Baumol's disease." It is one reason brisk economic growth is becoming more elusive as it becomes more urgent. And it is a disease particularly pertinent to ...Read more

Liberals think they have absolute health care moral authority. They don't.

From the Right / Michelle Malkin /

Here is what happens if you try to tell health care stories that defy big government orthodoxy:

When GOP Congressman Rodney Davis of Illinois tried to recount how his wife, a nurse and colon cancer survivor, struggled in the nationalized Canadian health care system, liberal protesters responded by uttering "Ugh!" and catcalling him.

When GOP ...Read more

Cowardly anonymous sources feeding fake news media are killing democracy

On May 14, CNN host Fareed Zakaria offered a fiery secular Sunday sermon declaring that President Trump is a "danger to American democracy" and guilty of "gross violations of the customs and practices of the modern American system," and that only the news media can "keep alive the spirit of American democracy."

On Monday, the Washington Post ...Read more

On immigration, conservatives premiere a new office of political theater

SAN DIEGO -- When they criticize laws against hate crimes, conservatives claim we shouldn't create special classes of victims.

Well, forget all that. It turns out that they feel differently when they can get political mileage from exploiting the public's fear of illegal immigrants. Then they're all in.

Recently, the Department of Homeland ...Read more

Mr. President, please stop the insults

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

During an interview last June in his New York office, I asked Donald Trump about his use of language that many considered insulting and divisive. "Will there be a pivot for you from the primaries to the general election campaign?"

The candidate said "I agree" about the tone of the campaign and that he...Read more

Modern feminists are all dummies

From the Right / Dennis Prager /

The number of foolish statements made by men and women who consider themselves feminists is essentially equal to the number of people who strongly identify as feminists.

I write "strongly identify" because if asked, "Are you a feminist?" most women will say yes.

They will do so for two reasons. One is that there is no social price paid for ...Read more

Comey & The Saturday night massacre

From the Right / Patrick Buchanan /

History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce, said Marx.

On publication day of my memoir of Richard Nixon's White House, President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. Instantly, the media cried "Nixonian," comparing it to the 1973 Saturday Night Massacre.

Yet, the differences are stark.

The resignations of Attorney General Elliot...Read more

American exceptionalism

From the Right / Paul Greenberg /

American exceptionalism has become part of the country's creed. Like so many other unique aspects of this continental power, it was first noted by foreigners, who seem able to discern things about us that we natives don't notice.

It happens again and again. In his classic study "The Anatomy of Revolution," Crane Brinton summed up the swings of ...Read more

This Democrat shows how out of practice his party is at defending immigrants

SAN DIEGO -- Politicians speak for a living. So they should be especially careful with their words.

When elected officials make inflammatory statements that exploit fears and drive people apart, they need to be called out and told to pipe down.

Over the years, I have often pummeled Rep. Steve King. The Iowa Republican recently said that whites...Read more

Culture thrives when it's all shook up

From the Right / George Will /

WASHINGTON -- In July 1954, a 19-year-old Memphis truck driver recorded at Sun Studio the song "That's All Right." When a local disc jockey promised to play it, the truck driver tuned his parents' radio to the station and went to a movie. His mother pulled him from the theater because the DJ was playing the record repeatedly and wanted to ...Read more

Trump's escape from Comey mess

From the Right / Mona Charen /

President Donald Trump has obeyed the law since taking the oath of office. That is a better record than some feared. It is a better record than he himself promised many times during the campaign. In addition to expressing contempt for a sitting federal judge due to his ethnicity (which Trump stooped to because the judge issued a ruling against ...Read more

The liberal feminist nonsense of 'The Handmaid's Tale'

Dystopian entertainment is all the rage now that Donald Trump is president, and the more unglued it sounds about an approaching American totalitarian state, the better, hence the liberal cheerleading for "The Handmaid's Tale," a TV series made for the streaming service Hulu.

It's based on a loopy 1985 novel by the radical feminist Canadian ...Read more

 

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